Austen Moore

Dr. Austen Moore has been involved in international development and agriculture in West Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean in both project-based and research capacities for over 10 years. Project duties have included agriculture and food security, environmental conservation, community advocacy, youth development, and women’s education. Austen’s research pertains to agricultural development and extension with a focus on local food security, sustainability, capacity building, and participatory/farmer-driven extension. He has also conducted research on post-conflict agricultural extension systems, with specific studies in Liberia and Timor Leste. Austen currently serves as a post-doctoral research fellow for the Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) project. With MEAS, Austen supports efforts to build the capacity of extension workers and to review extension policy in Ghana, and is also coordinating and co-authoring a collective volume on extension in post-conflict settings.